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[Misc] RIP Sean Lock

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Feb 23, 2009
Brighton factually.....
He lived in Lewes for a while, recently. Almost exactly the same age as my missus and I, which is always unnerving. RIP Sean.

Yeah he did live in Lewes we went to a children’s party at Lewes Leisure Centre and he was there with one of his children, spent a couple of minutes chatting with him, bizarrely he commented on me looking like I might prefer Mark Lamar as a comedian! I said I have similar music taste to Mark (both meteors fans) and he mentioned he liked rockabilly too, when he was younger, but grew out of it…. Made me laugh, engaging guy.

R.I.P Sean, true funny guy, who never needed to resort to filth to get a laugh, he just had natural comedic value by just they way he looked at you.

Sad news for his family.


Jul 10, 2003
My son met him in Lewes and told me how friendly and down to earth he found him. I always liked his humour. RIP and thoughts with his family and friends.
Jul 7, 2003
My Italian grandmother grew, with her advancing years, to a formidable size. She was only short but she became very stout and after her second stroke she struggled with mobility. She needed a wheel chair and was lifted in and out of the car/seats.

My parents took her out to Brighton seafront and had lunch in a cafe. It was one of those places where the outside seats are like booths: two immovable benches and a table(also immovable) in the middle so you have to slide in to your seat.

It turns out that after a particularly hearty lunch my dad(a 6foot 3 builder) was really struggling to get my nan out of her booth seat. Sean Lock, who had just paid his bill noticed the struggle and so offered his services and between him and my dad managed to pull the indomitable 90 year old Italian matriach out of her seat.

It's an image that always makes me smile and is a long winded way of saying that Sean Lock was a good guy. He's gone to soon.


Sep 1, 2017
Deepest, darkest Sussex
My sister was a games maker at London 2012, one evening she got on a train back down south at London Bridge and Sean Lock and his wife got on and sat on the other side of the aisle. He clocked her uniform and spent the whole journey back to Gatwick (for her) asking her about what it was like and seemed really interested to hear her stories. She came in absolutely chuffed to bits. Seemed like a really great guy. RIP.
Jan 5, 2012
Such sad news, didn’t even realise he was ill tbh :( everyone should watch his ‘carrot in the box’ piece if they haven’

I was just thumbing through the thread to see if this had been posted and if not was going to post myself. An absolute masterclass!

I use this picture from it daily:

Aug 28, 2016
Nr. Coventry
You only need to read how many comics have shared tributes to him today to get a sense of how he was regarded. Many mention his humility as well as his talent. Very sad. RIP Sean. Channel 4 tributes tm night I think

PTC Gull

In the land of Oranges and Micky Mouse
Apr 17, 2017
Like others on here, this was a bit of a shock. Loved his dry wicked sense of humor. RIP Sean.


Todd Warrior
Sep 16, 2005
I was really saddened to learn of his passing. I loved his style.

Hopefully he didn't suffer too much.


Nov 19, 2010
Completely blindsided by this. I was driving with the lunch time news on when the reporter, without a noticeable sense of gloom or sorrow, said “Comedian Sean Lock…”. I was only casually listening, but was thinking “ooh, I like Sean Lock, I wonder if he’s touring…”.

When she followed up with “has died”, I genuinely, literally almost crashed the car. Just totally didn’t see it coming. I don’t know how long he’s been poorly for but I, like most people I assume, had absolutely no idea.

What a sad day. He had a brilliant and unique comic mind.

Raleigh Chopper

Sep 1, 2011
I can't find a clip but I loved the story about collecting lifebelts from harbour walls as a momento of his visits to seaside towns.
"The bonus is that they also have the name of the town on them"
"You do know you are not supposed to remove them"
"Well, they should secure them to the wall then so that nobody can nick them"
Very funny man was Sean.

Knocky's Nose

Mon nez est in 'Uddersfield
May 7, 2017
I was on the road all day today and heard about it this morning. I've been genuinely sad all day.

A bloody funny man (I've seen him live several times now) who wasn't a fame-chaser or had a big ego - just a razor sharp man with a brilliant comedy mind.

Not often I contribute to RIP threads, but this one (to me) is different.

Hopefully, when I pass, he'll be doing gigs on the other side - and I'll get a ticket. :)

RIP Mr Lock.

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